Wednesday 24th May
May 24, 2017
On Tuesday we started the day off at Brighton with ARABIAN JAZZ. She tracked the leaders and was asked for her effort with a furlong left to run. She kept on inside the final furlong, closing on the winner at finish. She seemed to take a while to get going and ran on too late. She appears to have taken the race well and we will come up with another plan for her. At Nottingham we started the afternoon off with THREE DUCHESSES. She was travelling nicely throughout the race and when asked for her effort she looked slightly one paced. It was a better effort from her and we will look to finding another opportunity for her. We rounded the day off with ARMAGNAC who was ridden patiently out the back. He stayed on well before his run flattened out close to home. He possibly would appreciate a bit further and may just benefit from some sort of headgear.
Tomorrow we head to Sandown where we start the evening off with THE MAJOR. He looks to have thrived since he came back in from his winter break. He can be quite keen and so hopefully our apprentice Tristan Price will be able to get some cover and keep him settled. He has ability, but just may need the run in what looks like quite a tough little contest. Later on the card it is great to get BIG ORANGE back on the track. He swerved York because of the ground and hopefully he will find things more in his favour here. He looks in fantastic form. We round off the day at Chelmsford with GLASSALT. She has taken a while to come together since arriving in from her winter break. She will certainly come on for the run and should give a good account of herself.
On Friday we head to Haydock with the two declared runners. We start the afternoon off with RAY’S THE MONEY who has failed to impress on his last two starts. He has the visor back on and will be ridden by Louis Steward who won on him at Newcastle two starts ago. Hopefully this will prove successful again. We round of the meeting with DREAM MACHINE who looks to have done really well over the winter. He has been working well at home and hopefully he will give a good account of himself. In the evening we head to Pontefract with BABAMUNCHKIN who tries her luck in a fillies handicap for the first time. She looks to be progressive and will hopefully find her grade.
Today the horses worked on the Summer Gallop
Ronald R (Orange Jacket), Merlin and Cheval Blanche (Grey Filly)
Left to right – Ray’s the Money and Fire Brigade
Je Suis Charlie (Maroon Jacket), Maori Bob (Blue Jacket) Air Ministry (Orange Jacket) and Batts Rock